Moving Jetpacked WP.org installation to another site

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  • #803396

    joshias
    Member

    I have a self-hosted blog, accessible from the Internet using DynDNS since I have a dynamic IP.

    I want to move it to my external web host. Thus, I turned off Jetpack, transfer all files to the new server, and changed the settings (wp-config.php and updated URLs in WP database) to match the destination URL.

    But, when I turned Jetpack back on, all of my stats are gone! I didn’t have this problem when I was using WP.com stats plugin. I want all of my old stats to be transferred to the new site.

    Is that possible? Does WP.com saves the stats by URL and not by a local identifier?

    FYI, actually I want to move another blog, but as it has already have a lot of visits, I decided to test it using a new blog. Looking at the result now, I decided to wait until I get a reply from WP support team.

    Thanks
    Blog url: http://blog.rufflix.com/

    #803519

    joshias
    Member

    For Staffs : Please don’t ask me to rewrite the problem in WP.org forum, since I got here by clicking on Jetpack support page.

    #803627

    macmanx
    Staff

    The Jetpack stats are linked to the site’s URL.

    Did you change the URL or domain as part of the move?

    #803668

    joshias
    Member

    Of course. I didn’t have and didn’t think about buying a domain name at that time.

    Is there anything I can do to move it? For example, downloading stats data, delete jetpack plugin, import to wp stats plugin, and let it sync with the new domain name?

    #803669

    joshias
    Member

    Currently I am using DynDNS.org free service as it is free, but I recently
    Bought a cheap domain name, only the half of DynDNS Pro service. Thus I prefer moving it to my new domain name. 

    #803676

    macmanx
    Staff

    In this case, nothing can be done. The data is now linked by site URL and cannot be transferred.

    #803677

    joshias
    Member

    What? I started using jetpack thinking that It would be more flexible to move anywhere as WP.org stats plugin did. This is really important, and I really wish that this limitation be written in Jetpack FAQ page. It would be better if the URL is movable in the future, and I’m looking forward to it.

    #803690

    joshias
    Member

    By the way, is it okay if I CNAME my old url to the new domain?

    #803692

    evarlese
    Staff

    Thanks very much for your feedback and I’m sorry that we’re not able to move the stats for you right now.

    As for creating a CNAME record for your old URL, that shouldn’t be a problem in relation to Jetpack.

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